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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Qualcomm Betting on Securitized Products

Qualcomm is moving more money into asset- and mortgage-backed securities.

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New Fund Shop Targets Short-Term Debt

Former Citigroup asset-backed commercial paper banking head Randy Harrison plans to launch a series of funds that would invest in short-term debt...

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Interest-Rate Outlook Stalls New-Issue Flow

It suddenly is taking more time than usual to price new asset-backed bonds in the U.S.

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Prosper Moves to Block LoanDepot Program

Prosper Marketplace is trying to derail a new consumer-lending business at LoanDepot, placing the company’s securitization plans in jeopardy.

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Banks Join Chase for Marketplace Loans

Bank of America, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan separately are in talks to become buyers of marketplace-originated personal loans.

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Moody's Creates Role of Research Chief

Moody’s is searching for a market veteran to fill a new position overseeing research of asset-backed securities, residential mortgage bonds and...

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Personal-Loan Deal to Aid Citi's Compliance

Citigroup has agreed to take down a securitization of marketplace loans — an investment that might help the bank meet its obligations to serve...

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Model MBS Deal Still on Drawing Board

A “benchmark” mortgage-bond offering remains months off.

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Plan to Expand Risk-Transfer Pools Hits Snag

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac want to expand their risk-transfer programs to include adjustable-rate mortgages, but a technological glitch is holding up the...

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Values Soaring for Servicer-Advance Bonds

Servicer-advance bonds are gaining value at an accelerated rate.

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Costs Soar as Common MBS Effort Founders

Frustrations are mounting for the Federal Housing Finance Agency as it attempts to centralize all agency and non-agency mortgage securitizations within a...

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HSBC Makes Push Into CLO Underwriting

HSBC is seeking assignments to run the books on collateralized loan obligations in the U.S.

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